I am really bad about mailing things out. I have two cards with letters in them that are over a month old (letters I wrote in mid-October). Today won't be any different in that regard. It is cold and wet outside, with an icy rain that cuts through my layers of clothing in a wink. If I'm not going running, an activity that will keep me warm, then I'm probably not going to the post office either.
Thankfully tomorrow's weather is supposed to be if not warmer at least a bit drier. I won't need to worry about whether or not the packaging will be soaked through before I get the packages sent off. One of these packages is really important though, and I cannot delay any later than Saturday.
Yup. Finally have the Red Scarf finished. It's been washed, blocked and I just trimmed the woven in ends this morning. I have a gift card and a little note to send along.
This was my second attempt at working with Rowan Calmer. Actually, attempt is the wrong word. Experience. The first time I knit with Calmer it was a beige yarn being knit for baby hats. A fun experience in a less than fun color. Color is important to me as a knitter and I have a harder time getting excited by a beige project than something in bold interesting colors. This scarf, which I started sometime this summer, was a much better experience.
I bought the yarn at my first trip to Snow Goose, a cute shop in Milton. I loved going there, and have been avoiding going back. It's too nearby to give my bank account any piece, at about a 30 minute walk away. It is safer to go to Windsor Button, which is deadly close to work, because there I do not have a lot of browsing time. It's either the short space I allow over my lunch break (because I like to have my lunch too) or the single hour a week they are open after I get off work. Not that I don't manage to get into enough trouble with the short trips for yarn.
I was a little worried that the two skeins wouldn't really be enough for a scarf, so after I finished blocking it I hung it on a hanger in my craft closet. I'm not sure that it lengthened the scarf out any, but it at least made me feel a little better. It's just not as short as I thought it was.
So, tomorrow will be mailing day. I have a scarf and a couple of letters that I should get out the door, and maybe I'll become a fast enough knitter in the meantime to start and finish another one in under two weeks.